Gmail Day 1

A Guide for Bates Gmail on Day 1

Checklist for Success –

Check BoxLogin to Bates Gmail (

Check BoxReview your migrated data including folders.

Check BoxRecreate your Filters/Rules.

Check BoxRead the messages you received from the Gmail Team. These messages may be located at the bottom of your Inbox.

Check BoxGetting started with Gmail (Learn about what makes Gmail different).

Check BoxCustomize Gmail with colors and themes (Learn how to spice up your Inbox with colors and themes).

Check BoxCustomize Bates Gmail for the way you work.

Check BoxEnable Keyboard Shortcuts so you can quickly navigate your Inbox with your keyboard.

Check BoxCreate a Signature that appears at the bottom of your messages.

Check BoxIf you are not a fan of the Conversation View, turn it off.

Check BoxChange your Inbox Type to view your messages in a different order.

Check BoxImport your address book from Thunderbird or Webmail into your Gmail Contacts.

Check BoxChange Button icons to text.

Check BoxDisable Web Clips.

Check BoxVisit the Bates Google Apps for Education Resource Center

Check Box If you want to continue using desktop mail programs, you need to reconfigure your settings.

Check Box Thunderbird configuration

Check BoxApple Mail configuration

Check BoxiPhones, iPads, SmartPhones and other devices that access Bates email:

Check BoxIf you have a college owned device, contact Help Desk Services for further assistance.

Check BoxPersonally owned devices, click here for instructions on how to change your settings.

Where to get Help –

Learning Opportunities –